shermanlogoJuly 31, 2013 — Renowned researchers and philosophers will join forces this October for the 10th annual International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS) at Sherman College of Chiropractic. The symposium is designed to bring together individuals with different viewpoints and approaches and to promote critical thinking in regard to the professional, philosophical, theoretical, and practical considerations of vertebral subluxation correction.

This year’s symposium will be held Oct. 19-20 on Sherman College’s campus in Spartanburg, S.C. Presentations are centered on topics such as lexicon, philosophy, politics, education, clinical research, and methods of analyzing and adjusting vertebral subluxation.

“The presenters and the crowd gathered in attendance at this event are always loaded with high-caliber thinkers and doers in chiropractic,” says chiropractic philosopher and author Rob Sinnott, DC, DPhCS.

The keynote speaker for IRAPS 2013 is Craig M. Becker, PhD, an assistant professor of health education and promotion at the College of Health & Human Performance at East Carolina University. Becker holds a PhD from Arizona State University, an MS from Ball State University, and a BS from Purdue University. His research interests include positive health, health measurement and salutogenesis, and his IRAPS topic will delve into salutogenesis.

Other IRAPS 2013 presenters include Mychal Beebe, DC; Charles L. Blum, DC; Heidi Bockhold, DC; William J. Boro, DC; Brigette Bowler, DC; Kathryn Conlen, BA, LMT, CST; William M. Decken, DC, LCP; Joe J. Donofrio, DC, ACP; Roy Floyd, DC, MSPH; Harvey Getzoff, DC; John Hart, DC, MHSc; Joseph D. Heinecke; Haasseem Hohammed; Adam Klassen, DC; Danny Knowles, DC; Richelle Knowles, DC; Michael Lenarz, DC; Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH; Vincent L. Perri, DC, PhD; Ryan Pollard; Katie Ray, DC; Esther M. Remeta, DC; Philip R. Schalow, BM, MM, AS, DC; Simon Senzon, MA, DC; Jean E. Thompson, DC; Steve Tullius, DC, ACP; Jack K. VanDervort, DC, DPhCS; and H Charles Woodfield, III, BS Pharmacy, DC.

Registration is open and continuing education credit will be available; for additional information about the symposium, go to

Source: Sherman College of Chiropractic,